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New Initiatives

Mellon-funded California Classical Studies Monograph Series

The California Classical Studies (CCS) monographic series is a Mellon-funded, open access monograph publishing program focused on peer-reviewed, long-form scholarship with online open access and print-on-demand availability. The primary aim of the series is to disseminate research of the kind that is either hard to place with the leading publishers in Classics or extremely expensive for libraries and individuals when produced by a leading academic publisher. In addition to promoting archaeological publications, papyrological and epigraphic studies, technical textual studies, and the like, the series will also produce selected titles of a more general profile.

In August 2013, CCS released its first book – The Traffic in Praise: Pindar and the Poetics of Social Economy – which is freely available in UC’s eScholarship repository and publishing platform and for sale as a print-on-demand title.

Open-access page for The Traffic in Praise: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/29r3j0gm

Site for purchase of print-on-demand paperback: http://escholarship-california_classical_studies.lulu.com/spotlight/

UCLA Law Reviews

UCLA School of Law is actively transitioning its law reviews to Open Access via eScholarship, with three journals established on the site as of September 2013.

  • The UCLA Women’s Law Journal is an academic legal journal that uses the power of language to educate people and make women’s voices heard. With its first volume published in 1991, the WLJ is currently on its 20th volume.
  • The newest publication of UCLA School of Law, the Journal of Scholarly Perspectives acknowledges some of the celebrated work of UCLA Law faculty in their respective fields of study. The journal has published 9 volumes, and expects to produce a new edition each summer.
  • The UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy produces a high quality biannual journal on cutting-edge environmental legal and policy matters. Its latest edition, Volume 31, Issue 1, is now available on eScholarship, with archival content coming soon.

The next journals forthcoming in eScholarship will be:

  • The Asian Pacific American Law Journal
  • The Chicana/o-Latina/o Law Review
  • Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law

UC Open Access Fund

The UC Libraries have established campus-based open access fund pilots to support UC faculty who wish to make their research findings immediately and freely available to the public.

Funded in part by the California Digital Library, these new open access funds help pay for some of the following charges for UC authors who wish to make their research findings open access: article processing charges (APCs), OA monograph and electronic theses and dissertations (ETD) payments, fees for open data archiving and other open access fees.

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